Filippo Inzaghi has promised that seven-times European champions AC Milan will break away from their midtable mediocrity and become great again.
A spectacular own goal by Brazilian defender Rafael Marques, followed by a Keisuke Honda brace gave AC Milan a 3-1 win at Verona in Serie A on Sunday.
Singapore`s plan to boost its international profile by staging a glamour football friendly between Brazil and Japan could backfire due to the appalling state of the playing surface at the centrepiece of the city-state`s $1 billion Sports Hub.
Spaniard Fernando Torres scored his maiden goal for AC Milan on his full Serie A debut to help spark the fightback in a 2-2 draw away to Empoli on Tuesday.
Filippo Inzaghi got his tenure as AC Milan coach off to the best possible start with a scintillating 3-1 victory over Lazio at the San Siro on Sunday.
Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda slammed the team`s lack of creative spark following Thursday`s 0-0 World Cup draw with Greece, which left them on the brink of elimination.
After losing their Group C openers, Japan and Greece will be looking to rediscover the qualities which got them to Brazil as they bid to keep their campaigns alive at the Dunas arena on Thursday.
Japan talisman Keisuke Honda said Monday the side must try to dominate possession if they are to keep their World Cup hopes alive after a defeat in their Group C opener.
Japanese football fans erupted in joy -- then dropped their heads in dismay, cursing Didier Drogba as the Blue Samurai went down 2-1 to Ivory Coast in their World Cup opener.
Ivory Coast scored two goals in two minutes to beat Asian giants Japan 2-1 in their World Cup Group C battle on Saturday.
Yoshito Okubo netted the winning goal in stoppage time to give bloodied Japan a 4-3 victory over Zambia on Friday in the Asian champions` final World Cup warm-up match.
If Japan are going to make a first World Cup quarter-final they will require Keisuke Honda to be firing on all cylinders.
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni is turning up the heat in a pre-World Cup fitness push and star strikers Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda face a key test Monday against Costa Rica.
Japan, led by bleach-blond haired Keisuke Honda, have a habit of making bold statements of intent ahead of a World Cup, and this year`s tournament in Brazil is no different.
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni promised the Asian champions will fear nobody at the World Cup as he named a full-strength 23-man squad on Monday, spearheaded by Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda.
Japan`s national football coach Alberto Zaccheroni Monday announced a 23-member squad for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
AC Milan midfielder Kaka scored twice at his 300th appearance for Milan in the 3-0 win over Chievo at San Siro Saturday.
Giampaolo Pazzini will be sidelined for eight to ten days after a muscle injury.
AC Milan got off to a winning start in front of new boss Clarence Seedorf with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Spezia at the San Siro to move into the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup on Wednesday.
Day in Pics: 22nd December
Showbiz World - December 22, 2014
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